TN: Six killed in firecracker unit blast

Firecracker units have always been a dangerous place to work. Photo: PTI

Six people were killed in an explosion at a firecracker manufacturing unit at Mannargudi in Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu. The incident happened at around 7 am at a firecracker unit functioning in a building at Mannargudi.

The deceased were identified as Suresh, Arivu, Veeraiyan, Babu, Narayanan and Singaravelu. All the six people were reportedly in the payrolls of the company. On being informed, the fire and rescue personnel and police rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies of six persons. The injured Sheikh Abdulla was also rushed to a nearby hospital. Tiruvarur police have registered a case and are probing the matter.